GATE CITY — A Scott County man was arraigned this week on numerous theft-related charges for allegedly taking his minor son along with him to steal scrap metal from a home in Yuma.
Paul Tracy Guy Jr., 34, of Hiltons, was indicted by a Scott County grand jury Oct. 3 on multiple charges, including two counts of larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of stolen property with intent to sell and child endangerment.
Authorities allege Guy took his son, who is under 15, with him in order to help carry out the thefts.
Guy’s son is also facing charges in juvenile court as a result of the alleged incident, Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marcus McClung said.
McClung said Guy and his son went to a residence in the Yuma section of Scott County twice on July 27, in an attempt to steal an unspecified amount of scrap metal.
During their second visit to the residence, McClung said the home’s owner came outside and found the pair, holding both the father and son at gunpoint as he contacted authorities.
Despite having a weapon pointed at them, the two allegedly fled the scene on foot before being arrested later by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.
Guy and his son were allegedly able to flee from the scene with an undisclosed amount of scrap metal, which McClung said was sold to a local salvage operation for cash. The scrap metal was recovered.
McClung said Guy was free on bond for a prior grand larceny that occurred in June when the most recent incident occurred.